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200th Anniversary of the Malta Police Force 1814-2014.

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200th Anniversary of the Malta Police Force 1814-2014.

Postby aukepalmhof » Sat May 10, 2014 9:48 pm

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200th Anniversary of the Malta Police Force 1814-2014

The Malta Police Force is one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded in its present form on 12 July 1814 by the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta Sir Thomas Maitland. Since then, responsibility for the management and control of the executive police rested with the Inspector General of Police (now the Commissioner of Police), who received his orders from the Governor. Following the granting of self-governance in 1921, the Police Department became the responsibility of the Malta Government.
There are currently about 1,800 serving members within the Malta Police Force of whom around 850 are district police officers situated in various regions. The Force also carries out special activities through its different branches, which include the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Drugs Squad.
Last year the Force launched a new logo to mark the upcoming anniversary. The year 2014 also marks the 60th anniversary since the police headquarters moved to its present location in Floriana.
The police boats depicted in the stamps are captured against a background of two harbours, that of Marsamxett and Sliema and also against the background of two police stations.
The police boats are till so far not identified.
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